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Check Out New Batman v Superman Images, See Couple of Brooding Heroes

There has been no shortage of publicity for the upcoming DC movie <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> recently, with a new trailer, TV spots, and poster all arriving in the past week. Now some new images from the film have been released--check them out in the gallery below, via Collider:<p><i>Dawn of</i> …

Watch People Walk Across A Bridge Built By Drones

Drone over hypothetical waters<p>Bridges are a millennia-old answer to the challenge “you can’t get there from here.” While techniques and styles of bridge building have changed over the centuries, the fundamental problem remains: how to connect land over a gaping chasm of some sort. Typically, the …

Tesla is moving to secure the critical resource it needs for its future

It'll need them. Tesla's battery design requires thousands of lithium-ion cells. CEO Elon Musk's ambition is to be building 500,000 vehicles by 2020, so that means Tesla is going to need literally tons of lithium.<p>To secure this essential commodity, it made a deal this week with Vancouver-based Pure …


9 Everyday Actions That Will Make You Seem Less Intelligent |

You're probably a pretty intelligent person. But you could very well be acting in ways that make you look like a complete idiot.<p>To help you create the best impression possible among coworkers and clients, we rounded up nine common behaviors that outside observers may associate with low intelligence.<p>…


Want To Pitch Netflix? Start By “Breaking” Into Their Office

Production company Peace House went straight to the top with a brilliant plan for their show Salahadin–and it seems to be working.<p>Among the titans of TV streaming, Netflix has been particularly keen on churning out original programming: In 2015 alone, Netflix has around 60 original comedy specials, …

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7 Powerful Lessons From TED Talks About Leadership

What makes a great leader in today's world? Answers from the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and Simon Sinek.<p>What does it take to be a great leader? In a fascinating series of talks, business leaders, researchers, a famed general, and an orchestra conductor tackle that question from their diverse …


Employee or contractor? Labor Department seeks to clarify rules

When are workers employees? When are they contractors?<p>The Labor Department issued new guidance Wednesday intended to help companies answer that increasingly fraught question. The issue has taken on greater urgency with the growth of sharing-economy firms such as Uber and TaskRabbit, which …

Making Retirement Money Last to 103: An Expert's Plan for Himself

Americans worry about affording retirement, but that doesn't usually translate into hard-core financial planning. Then there's David Littell, the …


Combating the Biggest Retirement Threats Facing Baby Boomers

NEW YORK -- Baby boomers -- those aged 51 to 69 -- believe there are significant threats to their retirement, but less than half (47 percent) of them …


Children should advance in school according to skill, not age

In 2010, a fifth-grade student named Jack started the year at the bottom of his class in math at Santa Rita Elementary School in the Los Altos School District in California. He struggled to keep up, and grew to consider himself one of those kids who would just never quite ‘‘get it.’’ In a typical …

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Take a look behind the scenes of Project Loon, Google's lofty plan to bring the Internet to everyone

Google's network of Internet-beaming balloons has come a long way.<p>Project Loon is Google's audacious experiment to bring the Internet to the world, ferried on the back of high-altitude balloons. A new video posted to Project Loon's Google+ page gives us a behind-the-scenes look at this radical …


25 Shockingly Great-Looking Homes Made From Shipping Containers

See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.<p>See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.

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